Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control

Updated June 6th 2022 You’ve likely had someone tell you that you can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding only to have someone else tell you they got pregnant 3 months after having a baby What’s the right answer? Should you be able to rely on breastfeeding as a method of birth control? You can get pregnantContinue reading “Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control”

4 Signs Your Baby’s Latch Might Not Be Ideal

Updated December 7th 2021 How are you supposed to know if your baby has a good latch when the most common thing you hear about breastfeeding is that it can hurt? While it’s common to hear this because yes, some people do have painful experiences, breastfeeding should not hurt. There should never be a time whereContinue reading “4 Signs Your Baby’s Latch Might Not Be Ideal”

Five Signs Your Baby Has A Good Latch

Updated September 21st 2021 How are you supposed to know if your baby has a good latch when the most common thing you hear about breastfeeding is that it can hurt? While it’s common to hear this because yes, some people do have painful experiences, breastfeeding should not hurt. There should never be a timeContinue reading “Five Signs Your Baby Has A Good Latch”

Taking Care of Your Nipples While Breastfeeding

Why does breastfeeding hurt sometimes and how to care for your nipples Updated August 17th 2021 Let me start this by saying you do not need to toughen up your nipples or do anything to prepare them for breastfeeding. If your experience is anything like mine, you received unsolicited advice from well meaning friends andContinue reading “Taking Care of Your Nipples While Breastfeeding”

14 Tips for Breastfeeding in the First 14 days

Updated October 3rd 2021 Breastfeeding can be completely unexpected. I encourage you to prepare in advance but you may still end up surprised by changes in your body or your baby’s behaviour. You may also come across unexpected challenges. This is why I put together my top 14 tips for breastfeeding in the first 14Continue reading “14 Tips for Breastfeeding in the First 14 days”

A Breastfeeding Specialist’s Guide to Packing Your Hospital Bag

Updated March 30th 2022 When I was pregnant and it came time to pack my hospital bag, I really wasn’t sure what to bring. I was delivering my baby at our midwife clinic. They had a beautiful birthing suite there that included a fridge for drinks and snacks. I knew I needed a diaper andContinue reading “A Breastfeeding Specialist’s Guide to Packing Your Hospital Bag”

4 Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk? This is probably one of the top questions I get from new parents. It makes sense. You can’t see the milk going into their body so how do you really know? The good news is, there are definitely a few signs to watch forContinue reading “4 Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk”

3 tips to get a better latch, NOW!

Updated July 26th 2021 I’ll start by saying there is tons of information online that references “a good latch”. The hospital staff might have said to you “he has a good latch”. The new parent blog you read said “Be sure to get a good latch”. You see posts on Instagram that say “A goodContinue reading “3 tips to get a better latch, NOW!”

How to Hand Express

How to perform this Press, Compress and Release method to collect milk Updated June 27th 2022 Hand expression is a valuable skill for all lactating parents to have. It is not cost prohibitive because all you need is your hands! It’s been shown that hand expression increases breastfeeding rates when compared to pumping at 2Continue reading “How to Hand Express”